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FS: SierraSnowboard.com Gift Certificates Totaling $3,811.31 in Value

Quick note: Sierra deleted the post, not I. I am not a scammer and those who ordered were appropriately refunded (as you will notice when you see no one complaining). I will call Sierra when I get the receipts/statements for proof.

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Why do you have nearly $4K in gift certificates to one shop? Also, why would someone buy gear elsewhere when they have gift certificates already? Legit or not, you're gonna have a tough time getting anyone to bite.

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Why do you have nearly $4K in gift certificates to one shop? Also, why would someone buy gear elsewhere when they have gift certificates already? Legit or not, you're gonna have a tough time getting anyone to bite.
I don't understand what you mean by the "why would someone buy gear elsewhere when they have gift certificates already?" question, but what I am trying to do is to get cash for the certificates. For example, if you're going to buy from sierra anyway, you can just buy the gift certs from me so I don't have to deal with them anymore and you're going to still get your gear from sierra. If you're local, I can show you my account with the gift certs, you can even order what you want in front of me, and you just pay me instead. I'll give the buyer a little discount too, enough to cover their tax (for California residents) and more

Anyway, again, if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks!

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There are websites that will buy gift cards from you rather than having people ask how real/fake your offer may be. might save you a lot of trouble and BS.
But if your legit id like to work a deal out. I have paypal $$
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Whoa, really? I guess I'll google these sites then. Thanks for that info~
I don't know how else to show that I am legit, I already gave 2 forums that I am a part of and my ebay ID to show my feedback on all transactions I've made in the respective locales. If you are really interested, email me with your phone number and a convenient time and we can talk.
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Even if this is real, right now you're asking someone to send you $3,600. In exchange for assuming this risk, they're only saving a measly 5%. I'm assuming you'll also want to tack on the Paypal fees for anyone not local, which is around 3-4%. So someone saves 1-2% with this deal? Either way, not a very good ROI for a prospective buyer, is it? You might want to offer a better deal if you hope to attract any takers.

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Even if this is real, right now you're asking someone to send you $3,600. In exchange for assuming this risk, they're only saving a measly 5%. I'm assuming you'll also want to tack on the Paypal fees for anyone not local, which is around 3-4%. So someone saves 1-2% with this deal? Either way, not a very good ROI for a prospective buyer, is it? You might want to offer a better deal if you hope to attract any takers.
Hey, with any expensive hobby/sport like snowboarding, you have to pay to play.
I can always split up the gift certs into smaller amounts if people would prefer that. And if using paypal, paypal fees are included in my price above (last time I checked, paypal fees for instant transfer is $0.30 + 2.9% by the way). I'm in no rush to sell so even if it takes 2 weeks or more, that's fine with me. I have this on my other forums and on Craigslist for more outlets and expanding my options. Thanks for the advice though.
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Biggest problems I see here:

1. the denominations are enormous, I know you said you can split them up and that might help you move these, because someone ready to drop $1400 on gear in an instant probably isn't worried about paltry 2-5% savings with gift cards.

2. premium, that is, you're not offering much of a discount in exchanging a very liquid asset like cash for a very illiquid asset like a store-specific gift card. I personally wouldn't buy someone else's gift cards for anything less than 25% discount.


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David Z, I have to agree. I see a lot of wares being posted with unrealistic prices. It is as if people are trying to screw other riders over to make sure that they dont take any loss. That is just bad karma. For this one...I mean you got 3600.00 in Gift Certificates...From all that I know it seems like ill gotten goods..which off the top is 50%... you can get 30% off Sierra and you dont even coupon code. I am normally a lurker, but some things just need to be put on front street.
If you got 1800.00 from someone that would be more than I would expect...and then I have to look at it like this...What could I possibly spend 3600.00 on this year and even get a chance to use it?
If this is legit, findall high priced items that are moving on ebay order them from sierra, then post them on ebay for new with tag prices, and wait.
Maybe even find a unsponsored snowboarder, and offer to get them gear for 40% off.
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Yep, there's no way the OP is going to get 95% of the value for those gift certificates. He's basically asking the purchaser to take another risk, go through the hassle of another transaction, to at the end of the day save 5% or less.

In short, no one's gonna do it. You'll be lucky to get 70% of the value of those gift certificates.
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